Spanish Fort, 1689-1691 Historical

Spanish Fort, 1689-1691 Historical (HM1WSA)

Location: Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Russell County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 13.239', W 85° 0.352'

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East of here, on the Chattahoochee River, was the "fort among the Apalachicolas," most northern of the Spanish settlements in eastern North America. A palisaded "strong house" built by Captain Enrique Primo de Rivera to check activities of English traders, it was destroyed when the garrison was called to St. Augustine because of a threatened attack by the French. Undisturbed except by natural forces, the ruins remained visible but unrecognized for 250 years. Research by Mark E. Fretwell and a search of the ground by Brother Finbar Ray led to their identification and designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687920 N 3566637
Decimal Degrees32.22065000, -85.00586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.239', W 85° 0.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 14.34" N, 85° 0' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near AL-165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, US
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